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Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm EDT
mother of a murdered young girl may have been a target. and the treasures of scotland, the country's national museum will feature objects unseen for decades. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. taking it to the wire, that is what the u.s. congress is doing. next tuesday is the deadline for raising the country's debt ceiling or going into default. with five days to go the political shots are flying fast and furious. as the house of representatives gets ready to vote on a proposal the end game is far from clear, reason enough for the world's markets to worry. andrew north starts our coverage. >> fears of an american default are rippling worldwide. japan saw stocks plunge again. the u.s. congress, the battle goes on. some republican hard-liners are now backing their party's plan for a short-term increase in the debt limit, insisting americans are on their side. >> if he thinks he can do better, show us your plan mr. president. if the senate thinks they can do better, pass a bill. we are the only ones who passed a bill to resolve this debt crisis issue. we will
PBS
Jul 28, 2011 4:00pm PDT
will be on display for the first time in decade at the national museum of scotland. it's opening its doors tomorrow and our scotland correspondent has gone to have a look. >> this is a story of a restless people and a restless nation. scotland's heritage of invention and discovery put this small country on the map. the power of the steam engine revolutionized industry. the television changed the lives of millions. and scots sent back structures from afar. >> scots were great inventors and explore rers and colonial explorers were missionaries. in many ways the stories we tell here are in part the story of scotland's engagement with the rest of the world. >> there are much older tales like t-rex and the national history gallery. in here there are stories of survival and some of the exhibits themselves have survived for decade in the freezer. some date back to the 19th century. now they're being used again to teach the theory of evolution. charles darwin once lived on the site of the museum. he was just a student in scotland but this man's discovery for discoverying penicillin is a gem
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm EDT
washington, i'm jane o'brien. scotland yard is under fire. a second top boss goes as the u.k.'s phone hacking scandals spread. >> those of us who take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. >> meanwhile, a former news of the world reporter and sources of a number of phone hacking allegations have been found dead. >> outgunned and not outwitted. we find out how the rebels in libya get creative in their fight against the forces of colonel qaddafi. and training for the london olympics. how one hurdler from trinidad is overcoming obstacles to make his country proud. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs and america and also around the globe. each day brings a new twist in the phone hacking scandal, which has engulfed britain. and today was certainly no exception. first came the news of the second high-profile resignation in scotland yard in 24 hours when assistant commissioner john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former world news reporter who said high-spread hacking of the paper under then editor andy clausen was found dead. more on that
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 2:30pm PDT
are prompting more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turnedat scotland yard -- turned at scotland yard. >> for more on the uproar and the culture surrounding the british tabloids, i am joined by a reporter from london. thank you for joining me. coming from this side of the atlantic, is this a uniquely british phenomenon? >> i think there is a different newspaper culture. the national enquirer in america is about as close as you will get to some of the tabloid tone that we have in our best-selling newspaper. if you imagine "the national enquirer" was the best-selling newspaper in america, you would understand the situation here. >> they come up with stories that sailed very close to the legal edge. >> they have a culture that says get results whatever the cost. in a situation where circulation is falling and there is a battle for readers, that pushes people ever closer to the legal line and the moral line -- the at the line of journalism, as we have seen with these latest "news of the world" allegations. hacking into the phone of a child murder victim. i do no
WHUT
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
kind of cover-up at scotland yard about these allegations, or that they did not realize the seriousness of them at the time. one of the senior policeman in charge of scotland yard, when these allegations first came to light, is just reminding mp's that at the time they were dealing with massive counterterrorism problems, the attacks on 7/7 on the london transport system. at the time, phone hacking was not the priority, but with hindsight, it is obvious it should have been. >> good to see you. thanks. president karzai's half brother, wally tahlak med ahmad karzai, has been shot dead. with a controversial figure. the taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. a few months ago, he was interviewed. >> it is quite extraordinary. we were in kandahar for a film in april, and i noted how many layers of security, barb wire, barriers, concrete walls that he had around his compaq and -- of around his compound. i told him he must be in the most heavily secured building in kandahar, and he said, "i have been attacked many times." i said, "who else has attacked khieu?" he said, "i
WETA
Jul 7, 2011 6:00pm EDT
scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible wrongdoing by police officers. we have the latest on that part of the case. >> this famous newspaper titles may have been confined to history, but the scrutiny of its methods goes on. britain's most senior policeman has officers investigating whether other officers were bribed by journalists. >> a small group of officers may have engaged in these practices. i will determine to do what we should do, and that is proceed to criminal courts. >> a former employee told the court last year as a witness that he knew nothing about payments from the police or to the police. e-mails have been provided the raise serious questions. >> someone from news international is misleading us. he has to answer a perjury charge, and that is very serious. >> tonight, it is reported that he will be arrested after setting himself to a police station for questioning. scotland yard says its investigation will be robust, whereas in the past, insiders say it has fallen short. on
WHUT
Jul 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
now, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." scotland yard is under fire. a second top boss goes as the u.k. phone hacking scandal spreads. >> those who take on the most difficult jobs have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. >> a former reporter and source of a number of the allegations has been found dead. gaddafi must go. that is the message u.s. officials say they delivered in face-to-face talks with representatives of the libyan leader. training for the london olympics. someone from trinidad is overcoming obstacles to make his country prague. -- proud. " welcome to our viewers on pbs and around the globe. each day brings a new twist in the scandal that has engulfed britain. today was no exception. first the news of the second high-profile resignations and scotland yard in 24 hours when john yates announced he was stepping down. then a former "news of the world" reporter that alleged widespread hacking was found dead. the circumstances are not believed to be suspicious. nick robinson reports. >> he resigned just a day after his boss, commissi
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 5:30pm EDT
arrested and bailed on allegations of phone hacking. he was doing p.r. work for scotland yard. >> the murdochs are on the back foot. this is in the parlaiment and the power of the media. >> that is the latest from britain, where the pressure is mounting. the f.b.i. is probing allegations that newscorp tried to hack the phone records of victims of 9/11. concerns were raised by peter king, and joining him was democrat bruce brailey, who asked the house oversight committee to act. thank you for joining us. tyou say in your letter you have concerns about allegations that hacking extended to u.s. citizens. >> we do know there are concerns about the possibility that voicemails from 9/11 victims were obtained. there is a chance u.s. citizens may have had their emails accessed by newscorp. because of the alarm about this issue, i joined peter king and louise slaughter, from new york with a strong interest in protecting those victims. they are makin gsurg sure there is no violation of u.s. law, to provide the oversight the constitution requires. >> there was a possibility of victims of this. >
WETA
Jul 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
was sent home from scotland with terminal cancer. al-megrahi. we found more of this supporters on the front line with the rebels. nato has not been able to get them to surrender. al has been bombing since march. nato aircraft have made more than 16,000 sorties. they have carried out more than 6000 air strikes. still, the colonel remains. four rebels in eastern libya, moammar gaddafi's fate is cause for argument. some insist he has no future inside his country. >> we understand the libyan people want him to leave the country and power, so this is our stand as of today. >> others suggest that the colonel does not have to go into exile. word that britain and france are prepared to let colonel gaddafi stay inside libya is seen by the supporters of the commonwealth as an admission that nato and the rebels cannot get rid of the libyan leader -- seen by the supporters of colonel gaddafi as an admission. giving up, long before the leader ever does. james reynolds, bbc news, in tripoli. >> you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on the program, 25 years after the chernobyl
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
speed, here is a story for you. a retired couple from scotland are the winners of the mass of -- massive lottery. their prize, 185 million bureaus, the equivalent of $260 million. it puts them among the 500 richest people in britain. as for reactions, they were tickled pink. i think i would have put it more slightly stronger than that -- slightly more stronger than that, but you can read it along with the rest of the day's news at bbc.com/news. plus, check out our facebook page. for all of us at bbc world news america, thank you for watching and have a great weekend. ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. ♪ >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> "bbc world news america" was presented by kcet, los angeles. announcer: this program was made possible by: >> ♪ i'm a whirlibird... >> chuck e. cheese's, proud s
PBS
Jul 16, 2011 12:30am PDT
recognition and gratitude of the nation. >> a retired couple from scotland has emerged as the winners of the record-breaking euro millions jackpot. they say it felt like a dream when they realized they had won. [applause] >> they say they are just a normal family, not flashy and not celebrity. a retired tv cameramen and foreigners are now one of which britain's wealth is couples. they were still rechecking the numbers when dawn broke. >> we could see the sun come out. it was just magical. we saw the kids were sleeping. it was absolutely -- we opened a bottle of wine. >> here come the results now. >> with morning came the confirmation that they had won the largest ever jackpot. the wind can uphold them to 140th london's richest. they would have preferred not to go public. but they did not think they could keep their massive winds secret and wanted to enjoy it. >> we are not scared of it. it will be so much fun. >> they are determined to do something good with the windfall. there's talk of foreign travel and may be a new car. >> i think we will not be immediately swapping cars. you have
PBS
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. the latest claims prompt more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turned at scotland yard. >> a court in the hague has revealed a dutch state was responsible for the death of three muslim men. the town was under the protection of dutch u.n. peace keepers when it was overrun by seren force -- serb forces in july 1995. eight muslims were killed. they should have been protected by dutch troops. peter reports. >> july, 1995. a so called u.n. safe area. but one that was overrun by bosnian serb forces. the bosnian muslims thought they had the protection of dutch u.n. peace keepers. they were wrong. about 8,000 muslim men and boys were massacred by the bosnian serbs. today in a surprise legal ruling, a court in the netherlands decided that the dutch government bore some responsibility. the presiding judge said the appeals court believed the dutch state acted illegally towards three bosnian muslims and would have to pay compensation. it's been a long, painful legal ordeal for the relatives of the victims. >> i am after the killers of my family, the serbs, who live in bosnia.
WHUT
Jul 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
scotland yard that there details were discovered as part of the latest investigation into hacking. this family lost their son in the bombing. the address and phone numbers were in a file. >> we receive personal phone calls from friends and family. to think that when you are at the lowest time of your life, someone for the sake of a story might be listening to you, it is horrendous. >> there has been a separate development related to the former news of the world director. e-mails were run cover that showed that he derived payments from police officers. a subject that both he and his boss for a fact about that a poll -- parliamentary committee. >> will you do it in the future? there is a clear public interest. what ever you want to talk about. >> of course he went on to become the director of communications for a time. the emergency debate on hacking will bring renewed questions on the prime ministers and judgment in hiring him. some believe that a public inquiry is the only way to make sure that it never happens again. >> we have an over-familiar relationship with other rupert murd
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
destined for the u.s. market. a retired couple from scotland has emerged as the winner of the record-breaking euro jackpot. it was at 185 million euros with the biggest ever. it felt like a dream when they found out they won. this contains some flash photography. >> they say that just a normal family, not flashy, not celebrities. collin and chris we're retired camera man and a nurse are the winners of the jackpot. they were rechecking the numbers when dawn broke. >> we could see the sun come out. it was just magical. but, you know, we sort of absolutely full of adrenaline, we opened a bottle of wine and i don't drink. >> and here comes though ree yo billion results no. >> with morning came confirmation of the win. the win catapults the we'res to 430 on the rich list. they would have preferred not to go public but didn't think they could keep their massive win secret and they wanted to enjoy it. >> we're not scared of it, you know, instead it's going to be fantastic and it's going to be so much fun. >> they're determined to do some good with their windfall. there's talk of a new car.
PBS
Jul 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
museum in scotland, but they are highly desirable to collectors. we're talking about between £10,000 and 15,000. wow! i'd no idea it was worth that much. i wonder who used to sit in them when they were first made. so do i. they are some of the most eccentric chairs i've ever seen. do you know whether they've come out of a house in england or ireland? well, i have no knowledge, but i should guess ireland because my grandfather was irish and proud of it too, he always used to say. surprisingly enough, they are a celebration of love, because the scallop shell is the badge of venus, the goddess of love. i imagine that in spite of their rather small scale, they were originally intended to stand in some extraordinary architectural grotto somewhere. to be honest, the only time i've ever really seen this really wonderful eccentric carving and this very distinctive bold colour scheme of using the ebonising and the parcel gilding is actually on irish mirrors of the 1820s and 1830s. that's very interesting. what is interesting is their form is purely venetian. there was a large group of italian
PBS
Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
democrat editor of the "news of the world" neil wallace. scotland yard admitted two years ago they had hired him to help them improve their public relations. it has emerged that his daughter worked for the metropolitan police and john yates is alleged to help her get the job. when he went to downing street to learn how to restore the image, he made no mention of the relationship with neil waltz. it was that failure to be open that cost him and john yates they're careers. what divides the prime minister and the men from the met is oddly what also connects them. both hired former "news of the world" men to improve their image, the former editor, his deputy neil wallace was hired by yates and stevenson. all insist that they knew nothing about hacking. >> welcome, >> thank you very much. >> the prime minister is on an awkwardly timed trip to south africa. he will return home to make another statement on hacking disputing the holiday by a day. the labor leader says he is incapeable to give the leadership that is required. >> the country needs strong and responsive leadership to restore trus
WHUT
Jul 19, 2011 7:00am EDT
his deputy is this sort of growing perception that scotland yards had a cozy relationship with news international. both men are hoping when the inquiry happens they are vend indicated. but it was pretty clear yesterday and the day before that the politicians, their patience snapped with the police because they felt they had not been given the true picture of links between news international and the police. >> and sir paul season son and his resignation made a very barbed reference to the prime minister. how worried is the government about what could come out of these hearings which will go on about another hour and a half. they are liberated. until now they had to worry about their careers. now they don't. that is dangerous for david cameron because they may feel where they canum say what they feel. the his is over links with staff. >> yes, he says there is a double standard that he had to go over his links with news international yet david cameron hasn't yet apologized to the british public for hiring a former news editor of the news of the world. >> thanks. that apology is what is
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 2:30pm PDT
scotland are the winners of a massive european lottery. their price is 185 million euros. that is the equivalent of $260 million. it is officially the biggest ever jackpot in your. they are among the 500 richest people in britain. he says they were tickled pink. in the last few minutes, it has been announced that the ceo of dow jones is resigning. the story was first reported in the "wall street journal. " it comes on the same day that rebekah brooks resigned. rupert murdoch also issued an apology to the family of milly dowler the murdered girl whose hacked phone started the crisis. you can read more about that story and the rest of the news on our website a. make sure to check out our facebook page. thank you for watching. have a good weekend. ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> union bank has put its global financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do
PBS
Jul 7, 2011 5:00am EDT
scotland yard or they just didn't think those allegations were serious enough to warrant investigation. and as we've now seen such as the phone a murdered school girl having had her phone hacked, this has really blown up. >> it's difficult for police, but how difficult is it now for politicians like the prime minister? >> it is difficult. all recent prime ministers have tried to keep on the right side of rupert merdock and news international, because they own about 40% of the british media. so they are very powerful. but many say that now has to change and there was a sense that proops for too long there had been too much deference for titles like news of the world and david cameron is vulnerable on this, because he has links to two former editors from news of the world. one was a worker for him and another was a friend. >> police say they have taken control of a kindergarten where around 30 children and teachers were being held hostage. a man who was armed barged into the school southeast of the capital and held pupils hostage. let's get the latest from the malaisian cap
WETA
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
claims prompt more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turned at scotland yard. >> for more on this uproar and the culture which surrounds the british tabloids, i spoke with a reporter from one the best of this as a result of a unique issue with british tabloid journalism. >> i think there is a different newspaper culture. the national enquirer in america is about as close as you are going to get to some of the tabloid tone that we have in our best selling newspapers. i suppose if you imagine the national enquirer was the best- selling newspaper in america, he would have the understanding of the state of journalism here. >> what are the pressures on reporters and editors to come up with stories like this and sail close to the legal wednesday to separate >> immense. -- close to the legal winds to do this. >> demands. we are in a situation or circulation is falling and there is a battle for readers. that pushes people ever closer to the legal line and the moral line and ethical line of journalism. as we have seen with these latest revelations, hacking into the pho
PBS
Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
investigation. scotland yard says he was questioned on suspicion of corruption. our political editor reports. >> can you tell us what happened? >> what happened, the cops nikced cameron's man. >> are you the fall guy for this scandal? >> he was arrested and questioned for nine hours at the police station today on suspicion of conspiring to intercept the indications and corruption's. his former boss had thought that the stand would disappear. instead, it exploded in his face. the prime minister decided to plead guilty for failing to take seriously the epidemic of phone hacking. >> we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue and to get on top of the bad practices, to change the way our newspapers are regulated. we have not gripped this issue. >> there was mitigating circumstances. they wanted the papers to help him win. >> their relationship became too close. we were all in this world and wanted the support of newspapering groups. did we ask questions about how these organizations are regulated and malpractice and the rest of it. no, we did not. his close aide was warned befor
PBS
Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turned scotland yard.t >> the dutch military was partly responsible for the deaths of three muslim men during the war. the town was under the protection of u.n. peacekeepers when it was overrun in 1995 and 8000 muslims were killed. >> july, 1995, a so-called u.n. safe area but one that was overrun by bosnian serb forces. the bosnian muslims thought they had the protection of the dutch u.n. peacekeepers. they were wrong. 8000 muslim men and boys were massacred by the bosnian serbs. today in a surprise ruling, a court and the netherlands decided that the dutch government bore some responsibility. >> the presiding judge said the appeals court believed the dutch state had acted illegally towards three bosnian muslims and would have to pay compensation. it has been a long, painful legal ordeal for the relatives of the victims. >> im' after the killers of my family, the serbs, who lives in bosnia. one of them works in the same building i work. can you imagine that? i have to go to my office every day and he is still there. it
PBS
Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
aides. he parachuted into scotland in an attempt at peace. after the war, he was imprisoned and killed himself in a berlin prison in 1987. since that time, he had played in this churchyard in a grave caring the epitaph "i am dead." a decision was finally reached between his family and the churches families to exhume the body and cremate the remains and scatter the ashes at sea. lucian freud has died. he was renowned for his portraits, usually of friends and families. >> naked flesh is what fascinated lucian freud. he avoided interviews or appearing on camera. the closest most people got to him was through his many self portraits. >> he reinvented the portrait. he claimed the butcher from being a sort of chocolate box or flattering or soft or inadequate. >> he had been born in berlin and came to britain at age 10. his grandfather was sigmund, his brother was clement. his early work was influenced by surrealism. he had his first one-man show when he was only 21. it was the news -- the new it that became his life work. he said he wanted to paint people. their hopes, their memories. >> in
WHUT
Jul 7, 2011 6:30pm EDT
scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible wrongdoing by police officers. we have the latest on that part of the case. >> this famous newspaper titles may have been confined to history, but the scrutiny of its methods goes on. britain's most senior policeman has officers investigating whether other officers were bribed by journalists. >> a small group of officers may have engaged in these practices. i will determine to do what we should do, and that is proceed to criminal courts. >> a former employee told the court last year as a witness that he knew nothing about payments from the police or to the police. e-mails have been provided the raise serious questions. >> someone from news international is misleading us. he has to answer a perjury charge, and that is very serious. >> tonight, it is reported that he will be arrested after setting himself to a police station for questioning. scotland yard says its investigation will be robust, whereas in the past, insiders say it has fallen s
WHUT
Jul 5, 2011 6:30pm EDT
questions about whether a blind eye was turned at scotland yard. >> for more on this uproar and the culture which surrounds the british tabloids, i spoke with a reporter from one the best of this as a result of a unique issue with british tabloid journalism. >> i think there is a different newspaper culture. the national enquirer in america is about as close as you are going to get to some of the tabloid tone that we have in our best selling newspapers. i suppose if you imagine the national enquirer was the best- selling newspaper in america, he would have the understanding of the state of journalism here. >> what are the pressures on reporters and editors to come up with stories like this and sail close to the legal wednesday to separate >> immense. -- close to the legal winds to do this. >> demands. we are in a situation or circulation is falling and there is a battle for readers. that pushes people ever closer to the legal line and the moral line and ethical line of journalism. as we have seen with these latest revelations, hacking into the phones of murder victims, a child murde
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